Bitcoin Rises Above $8.1K, Clinching an April Gain for Fifth Year Running

By Omkar Godbole

The top cryptocurrency by market capitalization rose to $8,191 at 11:15 UTC, its highest level since March 10, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index.

At press time, bitcoin is hovering near $8,170, representing a 4.5% gain on the day. Prices are now up 26% on a month-to-date basis and 13.6% year to date.

An April gain would be confirmed if prices hold above $6,428, the monthly opening price, through Thursday’s UTC close.

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